Researching coal in Victoria

From Global Energy Monitor

Resources for researching the mining and burning of coal mining and coal-fired power generation in Victoria include the following.

Citizens groups working on Victorian coal power stations and mining

Parliamentary resources

  • Hansard search (Hansard has the full text of Victorian parliamentary proceedings from 1991 on).

Victorian government departments

  • Victorian Department of Primary Industries and Energy, "Brown Coal", Department of primary Industries and Energy website. The secretary of the department is Richard Bolt.
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment, Publications. This has a large collection of key Victorian government documents on climate change.

Victorian politicians

Key Ministers in the Baillieu government, which was sworn in following the November 2010 state election are:[1]

Commonwealth government information sources

  • Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson (2007-2010). Archive of media releases and speeches here.

Submissions to parliamentary inquiries

  • Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts inquiry into the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions]; Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010[Provisions]; Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010 [Provisions] "Submissions", "Public Hearings and Transcripts", 2010.

Australian Registers for Lobbyists

Victorian mining industry lobby groups

Articles and resources


  1. "Victorian Government Ministers", State Government of Victoria, accessed February 2011.

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